not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

Someone on my friendslist posted this locked, so:

Some news accounts have suggested that Cho had a history of antidepressant use, but senior federal officials tell ABC News that they can find no record of such medication in the government's files. This does not completely rule out prescription drug use, including samples from a physician, drugs obtained through illegal Internet sources, or a gap in the federal database, but the sources say theirs is a reasonably complete search.

Excuse me? There's a federal database of (nearly) all antidepressant prescriptions?!?

Librarians have done a great job of making a stink about the federal government's attempts to investigate or track people's reading habits... So, pharmacists/psychiatrists, how do we not already know about this to be outraged about it? Or did this go down a few years ago very publically and I've totally forgotten?

One ifmudder points out HR 3015, but it seems like it never passed?

Update: here we go: H.R.1132 was signed by Bush August 11 2005.
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.